The Therapeutic Recreation Aide (TR Aide) provides therapeutic activities to residents that are designed to meet the interests and to improve the physical, mental and psycho-social well being of each resident according to the comprehensive resident assessment and plan of care. Individual resident programs assist the resident to maintain lifelong interests and self-esteem while promoting physical, cognitive and emotional functioning. The TR Aide provides activities in accord with the facility policies and procedures and consistent with state and federal laws and regulations.
Carries out individual and group activities that meet the functional levels, needs and interests (including cultural and religious interests) of each resident. Follows the planned calendar of recreation opportunities.
Provides activities to residents requiring individual interventions that reflect life-long interests (such as music, reading, and visits with people of shared interests) and that are adapted to the individual's functional abilities and level of participation. Assists residents with these activities as needed.
Gathers data from assigned residents to complete and update activities assessments and plans of care. Actively prepares for and participates in the plan of care meetings.
Completes documentation for assigned elders with quality insight, accurate information and in a timely manner.
Seeks ands identifies ways to support resident's individual needs and preferences, customary routines, concerns and choices. Communicates this information to immediate supervisor and other caregivers as appropriate.
Adapts activities to match the cognitive and physical functional levels of the residents through the use of task segmentation, verbal prompts, set-up assistance, physical assists and demonstrations.
Assists Director of Therapeutic Recreation with development of activity calendars. Posts calendars on resident units and distributes these schedules to residents.
Monitors physical environment for safety or fire hazards and corrects or reports potential problems ultimately to unit charge nurse. Promptly reports housekeeping and maintenance problems to unit Charge Nurse.
Replaces all activities equipment and supplies in the proper storage areas. Maintains activities space in clean and orderly manner that appears "homelike" and is safe for the residents, including proper placement of furniture and orderly storage of equipment and supplies in drawers, cupboards, closets etc. Performs additional cleaning tasks as assigned by Director of Therapeutic Recreation.
Assists Director of Therapeutic Recreation with preparation for state inspections. Interacts with long term care state or federal surveyors as instructed by immediate supervisor.
Attends survey training and all required in-service education offerings. Applies information learned to daily job tasks.
Reports injury to resident or self to department supervisor or house supervisor immediately.
Records information in resident records according to facility policy and as instructed by immediate supervisor.
Participates in fire and disaster drills. In the event of an emergency carries out assigned duties to assure resident safety.